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Lillian Brandenburg

SPRINGFIELD - Lillian Noland "Nannie" Brandenburg of Springfield died May 1 of age-related causes. She was 97.

Brandenburg was born Sept. 27, 1904, in Beattyville, Ky., to Lemuel and Pricilla Williams Noland.

She was raised on a farm that was settled by her great-grandparents, who were among the first settlers in Lee County, Ky., in the 1700s. She moved to Oregon in 1944.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara McAndrews of Springfield; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Noland Family Cemetery in Beattyville. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee County Historical Society, P.O. Box V, Beattyville, KY 41311.

Catherine McCoy

The funeral Mass will be held May 7 for Catherine M. McCoy of Eugene, who died May 1 of age-related causes. She was 95.

McCoy was born Oct. 1, 1906, in Elk Point, S.D., to William and Catherine Manning Clifford. She married Bert McCoy in Pierre, S.D., on Dec. 31, 1942.

She attended schools in Vermillion, S.D., and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1939. McCoy taught elementary school in the South Dakota cities of Madison and Dupree. She moved to the area in 1945 and taught fifth grade at St. Mary and O'Hara Catholic schools in Eugene. She enjoyed traveling and knitting. McCoy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mary Guldager of Coburg; a son, Stephen of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren.

A recitation of the rosary will be at held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Tuesday's Mass will be held at 7 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be Tuesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Lillian Johnston

A memorial service will be held May 11 for Lillian Irene Johnston of Eugene, who died April 27 of complications from diabetes. She was 74.

She was born March 22, 1928, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Charles and Lillian Tibbits Vanderpool. She married Ralph Johnston in Eugene on June 23, 1963.

She moved to this area in 1947 and graduated from Eugene High School that same year. Johnston graduated from the Eugene Business College and worked as a proofreader for The Register-Guard for 15 years.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, playing the piano and the violin, cooking and fishing. She was a member of the Coburg Road Church of Christ for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Bruce of Eugene and Gregory of Salem; and two brothers, Don Vanderpool of Eugene and Roy Vanderpool of Crescent City, Calif.

The May 11 service will be at 1 p.m. at Coburg Road Church of Christ. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Moodie

The funeral will be held May 6 for Ethel Moodie of Eugene, who died May 2 of heart disease. She was 82.

Moodie was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Wyanet, Ill., to Dan and Nellie Hamrick Philhower. She married Arthur Moodie in Wyanet on Jan. 20, 1938. He died on Dec. 23, 1990.

She was a homemaker and worked as a nanny and was a foster mother. She enjoyed bowling, CB radios and spending time with her family and children. She lived in Sutherlin from 1947 until 1962, when she moved to Eugene.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois Avila of Eugene, Linda Winn of Veneta and Edith Pitt of Marcola; a son, Wayne of Eugene; a brother, Calvin Philhower of Ohio, Ill.; a sister, Martha Baetens of Spring Valley, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ronald Davis died in 1972.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Monday's service will be at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lions Eye Bank.

Brenda Downard

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life gathering will be held May 11 for Brenda Downard of Springfield, who died May 1 of breast cancer. She was 49.

Downard was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Eugene to Albert and Nadine McNeil Petersen. She attended schools in Springfield and in Elmira.

She married James Downard in Vale on Aug. 24, 1970.

Downard moved to Springfield in 1983 from Corvallis. She was a homemaker.

Her interests included gardening and crafts, and she enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast and spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Pamella Garnick of Marcola; two sons, Eddie and Stacy, both of Springfield; a brother, Steve Waterman of Springfield; five sisters, Janice Hill and Carol Ansell, both of Springfield, Marilyn Hill of Bend, Tina Petersen of Corvallis and Arlene Waite of Eugene; and eight grandchildren.

The May 11 celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. at Leaburg Park. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Evelyn Rowe

A memorial service will be held May 9 for Evelyn Boylan Rowe of Eugene, who died April 27 of heart failure. She was 73.

Rowe was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Rapid City, S.D., to Charles and Opal Wilson Boylan. She married Arthur Rowe in Los Angeles in 1954. He died on June 10, 1989.

She grew up in Rapid City and moved to Los Angeles in 1949. Rowe graduated from college in Los Angeles. She moved to Eugene in 1964. Rowe worked as a psychometrist, administering tests to students, at the University of Oregon for 29 years. Her interests included photography, fishing and attending garage sales. The UO awarded Rowe the Martin Luther King Jr. Award in 1992 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur Jr., and Charles, both of Eugene; a sister, Elizabeth Goodart of Newcastle, Wyo.; and four grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Federation.

Chu-Yin Roberts

Chu-Yin Roberts of Eugene died May 2 of cancer. She was 70.

Roberts was born June 10, 1931, in Taipei, Taiwan. She married Bobby Roberts in Taipei in 1956. He died in March 1981.

She lived in Boise, Reno, Nev., and Osaka, Japan, before moving to the area 37 years ago.

Roberts lived in Junction City before moving to Eugene.

She worked as a drytender at Georgia Pacific mill until her retirement. Roberts enjoyed her garden, crocheting and attending her Buddhist temple.

Survivors include a son, Kirby of Eugene; and a daughter, Dmae Roberts of Portland.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. No service is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William Lynch

SPRINGFIELD - William G. Lynch of Springfield died May 2 of age-related causes. He was 92.

Lynch was born Nov. 8, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to James and Mary Vogt Lynch.

He married Beulah Fuller in Brooklyn on Jan. 31, 1936. She died on Sept. 9, 2000.

He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1930 and received a medical degree from Long Island College of Medicine in 1934.

Lynch served as a battalion surgeon with the 703 Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II.

He specialized in internal medicine and diabetes in Queens, N.Y., from 1936 until 1981, when he retired and moved to Oregon.

Lynch enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association and Wycoff Heights Medical Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Downey of Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Guise of Hillsboro; two brothers, Kenneth of Deltona, Fla., and Clifford of Shoreham, N.Y.; a sister, Margaret Dodge of Lake Grove, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

No service is planned. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

John Guenthner

REEDSPORT - A celebration of life will be held today, May 4, for John Stanley "Jack" Guenthner of Reedsport, who died April 27 of cancer. He was 55.

Guenthner was born Jan. 16, 1947, in Chicago to Elmer and Cecelia Lamb Guenthner.

He married Nancy Adney in South Gate, Calif., on Jan. 22, 1978.

He graduated from Poly Tech High School and attended Long Beach City College in California.

Guenthner graduated from Bateson's School of Horticulture, with a major in organic gardening, in 1971. Guenthner worked as a landscape designer.

He enjoyed art, music, mechanics and helping others.

Guenthner was a member of the Self Realization Fellowship. He moved to the area in 1976.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Hinkley, Calif.; two sons, Aryan of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Davin of Reedsport; a brother, Charles of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and two sisters, Joyce Rettinger of Middleborough, Ohio, and Jeannie Polack of Hinkley.

Today's celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at Lake Marie in Winchester Bay.

Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

John Smith

A memorial service will be held May 6 for John Richard Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Eugene, who died May 1 of a stroke. He was 59.

Smith was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla., to John and Grace Smith.

He lived in Eugene for 15 years.

Survivors include his stepparents, Joyce and Robert Weaver; two brothers, Robert and Bill; and three sisters, Nanci Wallace, Joy Poulton and Jayne Amos.

Monday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Eugene.

National Cremation Society in Lilburn, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Stevens

Rose Adeline Stevens of Eugene died April 28 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Stevens was born May 6, 1909, in New York City to Dominick and Jennie Errico Savino.

She lived in the New Jersey cities of Hoboken and Union City for 50 years before moving to Hollywood, Calif., where she lived for 20 years.

Stevens worked as crochet beader in the entertainment industry in New York and Hollywood.

She lived in Springfield from 1977 until 1982, when she moved to Eugene.

Stevens was proud of her Italian heritage and enjoyed cooking and eating Italian food.

Survivors include a son, Forrest of Eugene; a daughter, Cynthia Stevens of Eugene; a brother, Joseph Savino of Keyport, N.J.; a sister, Lena Braden of North Bergen, N.J.; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Rose Marie DeCarlo, died previously.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Michael DuBrowa

A celebration of life will be held May 9 for Michael T. DuBrowa of Eugene, who died April 30 of cancer. He was 57.

DuBrowa was born Nov. 11, 1944, in Culver City, Calif., to Joseph and Marie Sullivan DuBrowa. He married Karen Higgins in Eugene on July 4, 1989.

He received a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology and a master's degree in social science from California State University at Long Beach. He worked as a high school social studies teacher for 30 years. He also taught college for 10 years.

DuBrowa was a vintner and his interests also included coaching, sports and farming. He was a member of the International Social Studies Council.

DuBrowa was recognized as Junction City Educator of the Year in 2001. He was named the Boys AA Soccer Coach of the Year in 1989. The soccer field at Junction City High School has been named in his honor.

He lived in Junction City from 1979 until 1985, when he moved to Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Corey of Portland and Kip of Springfield; a daughter Kirsten Manning of Salem; a brother, William of Los Angeles; a half-sister, Melissa Garrett of New Jersey; and one grandchild.

Thursday's service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Junction City High School. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael DuBrowa Scholarship Fund at the Education Together Foundation.

Donald Burger

SPRINGFIELD - Donald Kline Burger of Springfield died May 1 of age-related causes. He was 83.

Burger was born Aug. 10, 1918, in Bangor, Maine, to Frank and Mabel Kline Burger. He married Madeline Snapp in the 1940s. She died Jan. 1, 1999.

He graduated from high school. Burger served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a design engineer at Northrup-Grumman in Southern California. He worked on the Apollo space program and, though he only had a high school diploma, Burger worked with and managed people with college degrees. He was called back from retirement twice for special projects. He lived in Buena Park, Calif., before moving to this area 20 years ago. Burger's interests included photography and traveling in his recreational vehicle.

Survivors include two nieces of California.

No service is planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Sherman

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held May 6 for Raymond Lee Sherman of Springfield, who died April 30 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 70.

Sherman was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Washington to Floyd and Esther Mead Sherman. He married Debra Clemens in Eugene on July 27, 1991.

He served in the Army. Sherman worked as an ambulance driver in Los Angeles County. He worked as a solderer for Raytheon and NASA. Sherman later taught soldering for NASA. He was involved with the development and manufacturing of the Commadore 64 computer. Since 1986, he worked as an audio repair technician in Eugene and was affiliated with England Audio since 1989. He enjoyed fishing and making jewelry with opals. He especially enjoyed repairing electronic items that others thought were irreparable.

Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Raelene Cartwright and Lori Sherman, both of Pendleton, Denise Sherman of Redmond, Diane Sherman of New Jersey, Jackie McPerson of Boise, Rachel Koiling of Lebanon and Dawn Chavero of Sacramento; a sister, Beverly Carmichael of San Jose, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Monday's celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.

Annie Woods

Annie Mable Woods of Eugene died April 30 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Woods was born April 26, 1912, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Napoleon and Amy Markle Leveille. She married Glen Lynn. He died previously. She married Louis Woods in Spokane. He died in 1990.

She attended schools in Canada. Woods worked in the meat cutting department at Albertson's grocery store for 17 years. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and doing volunteer work. Woods was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. Woods moved to the area from Washington in 1992.

Survivors include two sons, John Lynn of Las Vegas and Clyde Lynn of Eugene; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Tarbox

Robert I. Tarbox of Eugene died April 30 of cancer. He was 56.

Tarbox was born July 22, 1945, in Bangor, Maine, to Cyrus and Addie Kennedy Tarbox. He married Barbara Sinclair Masters in San Diego on May 13, 1971.

He attended school for 12 years. Tarbox lived in Boston; Lincoln, Maine; and San Diego before he moved to Oregon 13 years ago.

Tarbox was a truck driver most of his life and also worked in the construction business. For the past 10 years, he worked as a maintenance technician.

His interests included woodworking, building, fishing, masonry and skydiving. He enjoyed helping others. Tarbox especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Natalie Shipman of San Diego; two sons, Robert Tarbox Jr., of Eugene and Rob of Massachusetts; two brothers, David of Maine and Marvin of Illinois; a sister, Joyce Garder of Maine; and a stepsister, Jackie Citrano of Maine.

No services are planned. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clara Conrad

The funeral will be held May 8 for Clara "Ruth" Conrad of Eugene, who died May 3 of age-related causes. She was 98.

Conrad was born March 30, 1904, in Saginaw to Charles and Martha Swan Sharon. She was the 10th of 13 children. She married Clayton Conrad in Eugene on March 18, 1922. He died on May 8, 1993.

Her parents moved from Canada to Saginaw in a covered wagon with six of their children. She attended Walker High School. In their early years, she and her husband owned a motorcycle with a sidecar. Conrad was a homemaker and her interests included knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing. She donated knitted clothing and afghans to various local agencies and families.

She was a member of the Twin Oaks Christian Church in Eugene. She lived in Saginaw, Coos Bay and the Panama Canal Zone before moving to Eugene nine years ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Stoll of Eugene and Marjorie Cheek of Citrus Springs, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Christian Church in Eugene. Burial will be at the Ocean View Cemetery in Coos Bay. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Stewart

Gertrude E. "Trudy" Stewart of Eugene, died April 30 of lung cancer. She was 86.

Stewart was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Cadillac, Saskatchewan, to George and Lucy Dunavan Fenn. She married Donald Moir in Canada on Aug. 28, 1936. He died Oct. 17, 1945. She married William Stewart in Portland on July 25, 1948. He died May 4, 1992.

Stewart became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1963. She lived in the California cities of Apple Valley and Victorville and Floydada, Texas, before moving to Eugene in 1994. Stewart was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards, gaming and traveling throughout the U.S.

Survivors include a sister, Jacqueline Lidgren of Lethbridge, Alberta.

A graveside service will be held in Floydada. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart Hospital.

Joseph Huntley

Joseph W. "Joe" Huntley of Eugene died May 1 of cancer. He was 87.

Huntley was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Homedale, Idaho, to George and Letha Sanders Huntley.

He married Virginia Meeker in Powell Butte on Feb. 19, 1939.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Huntley worked as a custodian with the Culver School District for 20 years and served as the fire chief in Culver for 20 years.

He lived in Central Oregon for 63 years before moving to Eugene five years ago.

He enjoyed his family, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Roe and Konnie Bloesinger, both of Eugene; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Judy, died previously.

A memorial service will be held in Culver at a later date. Burial will be at Grey Butte Cemetery in Jefferson County. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver Fire Department.

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